The Bible teaches us to give regular “tithes and offerings to the Lord” (Nehemiah 10; Malachi 3; Matthew 23:23). Tithes refer to our regular giving, and offerings to our one-off special gifts to specific works God may call us to support as a congregation. The Bible teaches that our giving, is always optional and voluntary, and each one should give only within their means. (Visitors and new church members are not expected to give.)
The Church relies on donations and offerings from the congregation and friends to fund our regular church work, worship, staff, ministries and donations to mission partners
The Parish Church building (heating, lighting, building maintenance etc) is funded by the Parish rate payers. However, the maintenance of St. George’s Church building is not funded by the Parish rate payers, therefore relies on donations from friends and church members.
There are other important and valuable ways to give to the work of the church such as our time and talents. That said, giving financially is an important part of our worship.
If you would like to give please consider the following options.
Ways to Give 25% more
1) Lump Sum Tax Reclaim Form
If you are a Jersey tax payer (resident in Jersey for tax purposes on the date the payment is made) you can reclaim tax on any lump sum donation over £50 by downloading and completing a Jersey Gift Support Form (below.) This allows us to reclaim 25% of your gift from the tax office at no extra cost to you. Please give completed forms to the Church Treasurers. You may like to consider saving up smaller gifts until they amount to £50.
For more information, visit the States of Jersey website page: Making Lump Sum Donations to Charity
2) Giving by Deed of Covenant
If you wish to give a regular amount on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis for a minimum period of five years, please download and complete a Deed of Covenant Form (below.) At the end of each tax year (31st December in Jersey), you will be sent a tax certificate to sign, confirming the amount you have given. This certificate must be returned to the relevant Church Treasurer, who will submit the form to the Jersey Comptroller of Taxes to claim the tax element of your donation.
If you would like to enter into a Deed of Covenant with St. Ouen’s Parish Church, please contact Julie Lewis, the Treasurer of St. Ouen’s Parish Church, who will advise you and send you the relevant paperwork. If you would like to enter into a Deed of Covenant with St. George’s Church, please contact Peter Bracegirdle, the Treasurer of St. George’s Church, who will advise you and send you the relevant paperwork.
For more information, visit the States of Jersey website page: Deed of Covenant Scheme for Charities
- Please do not complete a deed of covenant form if you do not pay Jersey Income Tax
- You can also set up a Standing Order to make these payments automatically
- If your circumstances change for any reason, the covenant can be cancelled anytime. Please contact the Treasurer
Other Ways to Give
1) Payment via Standing Order or Bank Transfer
You can complete a Standing Order Mandate Form or make a Bank Transfer (using bank details on these forms):
2) Payment via Cheque
You can make a cheque payable to either St. Ouens Parish Church or St. George’s Church and send it to:
St. Ouen’s/St. George’s Church Treasurer
c/o St. Ouen’s Church Office
La Route du Marais